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Gender Revolt!

Ruth Sokolof Aug 26 – Sept 26, 2017

A collaborative repertory series presented with UNO Women’s and Gender Studies Program. This series is generously supported by Sam Walker.

Selections include a history-spanning documentary on gay Hollywood (CELLULOID CLOSET), experimental milestones (Shirley Clarke’s PORTRAIT OF JASON, John Water’s FEMALE TROUBLE), Nineties arthouse masterpieces (ORLANDO, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER), contemporary critical darlings (PARIAH from 2011, CAROL from 2015, and KIKI from 2016), and the rock opera HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Excitingly, the series will include a Filmmaker Screening of THE WATERMELON WOMAN, a 1996 indie gem, followed by Q&A with director Cheryl Dunye.

Special thanks to Gender Revolt! cross-promotional partners: ACLU of Nebraska, Dixie Quick’s, First Unitarian Church of Omaha, Grace Abbott School of Social Work, Inclusive Communities, Kitchen Table, Muglife Coffee, Nebraska Aids Project, Nebraska Writer’s Collective, Prairie Pride Film Festival, Queer People of Color Nebraska, River City Mixed Chorus, Second Unitarian Church of Omaha, UNO Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, UNO Libraries and Queer Omaha Archives, UNO MFA in Writing Program, and Women Above. Thanks also to Film Streams’ sponsor for visiting artists and guests, Hilton Omaha.

Nebraska Writer’s Collective and Muglife Coffee will sponsor a Gender Revolt! Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic on Sunday, September 17 from 6 – 9 pm at Muglife Coffee, 2452 Harney Street.

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